Grand vision for Brisbane’s Howard Smith Wharves includes signature events
Lord Mayor Graham Quirk said the redevelopment, which features a luxury hotel, event spaces and public open spaces, would deliver a world class waterfront destination.
“For many decades Howard Smith Wharves have been sitting disused, however, this dynamic project will unlock the historically significant site’s full potential as an entertainment and lifestyle precinct,” he said.
The development will include a 5-star, 164 room Art Series Hotel as well as parkland, a 1500sqm exhibition space, restaurants and bars.
“The existing heritage-listed buildings will form a feature of the redevelopment and, once meticulously restored, will become home to lively river’s edge restaurants, bars, a craft brewery and function spaces, ” he said.
The project is expected to be completed in late 2018, and already there has been strong interest in the event spaces.
“Waterfront event and exhibition spaces will be capable of hosting functions of over 1000 people, with glass walls revealing views up along each bend of the Brisbane River and up to the Story Bridge,” said HSW Consortium director Adam Flaskas.
“An innovative urban agriculture strategy will see much of the produce used at the precinct’s restaurants and cafes produced on site in an edible landscape throughout the parklands.
“Our plans include assembling some of the best local, national and international culinary talents, establishing high quality food and drink brands and hosting signature events.”